Classic Chili Poblano Rellenos

Recipe by Sharon123
READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 4-5




  • Roast the chiles:.
  • Roast the chilies by broiling three to five minutes on each side. The skin will begin to char and get black spots. Remove, cool a minute or two, then wrap in plastic wrap and let it sit five minutes. Remove the wrap and peel chilies.
  • Keep the broiler on.
  • Carefully cut a lengthwise slit into each chile and stuff with some cheddar cheese. Combine the flour, salt and pepper and dredge the chiles.
  • In a large saucepan, heat 1/2" of shortening till very hot.
  • Fold the egg yolks into the whites and working with 2 chiles at a time, dip the chiles into the egg batter and fry, turning occasionally, until golden brown, no more than a couple of minutes. With a slotted spoon transfer the chiles (careful--they are delicate) to paper towels to drain.
  • Arrange the chiles on a flameproof plate and sprinkle with sharp cheddar. Broil the chiles just long enough to melt the cheese.
  • Serve immediately, accompanied by your favorite salsa. Enjoy!